Devil Bird Holiday Ale | Lavery Brewing Company

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Devil Bird Holiday AleDevil Bird Holiday Ale

Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A festive name for a holiday beer, right? Based on the Irish tradition of carrying a dead wren through the streets on the day after Christmas. Will be available usually the week after Thanksgiving and will be very (very) limited release. Packaged in 1 liter flip top amber bottles & our recipe and style changes from year to year.

2011 - Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels

Added by Morey on 12-25-2010

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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2013 Bomber at 42 degrees into goblet
Aroma – bourbon
Head average (3 cm), creamy, light brown, fully diminishing
Virtually no lacing
Body dark brown, cloudy – bottle conditioned
Flavor begins lightly sweet with hint of vanilla; no hops, no diacetyl, no alcohol, not very malty
Ends slightly sweet
Medium to full palate, oily, lively carbonation

Overall OK, nothing spectacular. Very low on maltiness for an imperial porter

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color - faint hints of red are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a thin head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose along with some faint hints of bourbon from the barrel aging process.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate malts along with hints of roasted malts and bourbon along with a slight amount of bitterness. Hints of oak also become noticeable in the finish as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a rather easy drinking porter, especially for a bourbon barrel aged beer, but has some complexities so it is one that is still interesting to sip.

Note: 2011 vintage

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3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I received this one as a gift (Thanks Output01x). Poured a finger of tan head over a deeply brown body. Nothing to see here folks. Head sticks around quite a bit, which is nice, but no lacing.

Deep chocolate, malt and coffee.

Up front is all malt...and the back end is all chocolate and dark coffee.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Coats the tongue pretty well.

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Devil Bird Holiday Ale from Lavery Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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